November 5, 2015

Outrageous Banana Bread

Oh man, oh man, oh man. This banana bread is out of control! I could eat this every day for the rest of my life and be a very happy person! The cream cheese filling? The streusel on top?? It's all incredible.
I've made a resolution to start using the few cookbooks I own and "The Girl Who Ate Everything" was my first pick. Let's just say that so far her recipes have not disappointed.

I made some modifications to this recipe and personally miss-measured the streusel topping, which wasn't actually a bad thing. I didn't half the sugar and flour so it kind of became more of a sugar topping, but what's wrong with that??
Anyway, the correct measurements are listed below and while this takes a little extra time than normal banana bread, it is completely worth it! Enjoy!

Outrageous Banana Bread
Adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Bread
6 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 cups flour

Filling
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
5 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 egg (see how to measure here) - About 1 1/2 Tbsp.

Streusel Topping
2 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. flour
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. butter, softened

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and spray a 9.25x5.25-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Cream the butter, eggs, brown sugar and bananas with a mixer. Add the baking soda, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and flour. Mix well.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
For the Filling:
4. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and egg until well mixed. Spread mixture over bread batter.
For the Streusel:
5. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
6. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (Cream cheese filling may stick, but the bread batter should be firm.) Cover with foil if the top is beginning to brown too much.

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